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Julius Meyers, Moline school teacher, dies

Services for Julius J. "Butch'' Meyers III, 48, a Moline High School health
teacher, of 3010 55th St. Dr., Moline, are 11 a.m. Thursday at Heritage
Wesleyan Church, Moline, where he was a member. Burial is in Rose Lawn
Memorial Estate, Moline.

Visitation is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Esterdahl Mortuary Ltd., Moline.
Memorials may be made to the church.

Mr. Meyers died Monday, July 17, 1995, at Trinity Medical Center, East Campus,

He was born Nov. 17, 1946, in Moline, the son of Julius J. II and Mildred A.
Schild Meyers. He married Glenda Shappard March 22, 1969, in Moline.

He received a bachelor's degree from Augustana College, Rock Island, and a
master's degree from Western Illinois University, Macomb.

He taught health the last 11 years at Moline High School. His first teaching
position was at Atkinson High School. He then taught science 14 years at John
Deere Junior High School.

He helped found Natural Helpers at Moline High School, was a girls basketball
coach there and was a school health associate for the state of Illinois.

He was involved in the Home Group of the church, active in Fellowship of
Christian Athletes at Moline High School and was an avid racquetball player.

He was a substance abuse prevention coordinator, a member of Moline Education
Association and the National Education Association and was an Illinois
coordinator for a student foreign exchange program.

Survivors include the widow; a daughter, Marisa Meyers, Moline; a son and
daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Laura Meyers, Rock Island; a foster son, Damir
Seferovic, Bosnia; sisters and brothers-in-law, Georganna and Harry Sedgwick,
Hampton, and Mary and Michael Copelan, Mesa, Ariz.; his mother-in-law,
Margaret Shappard, East Moline; and nieces and nephews.


Charlat Jones

Services for Charlat L. Jones, 17, of 1311 12th St., Rock Island, are 11 a.m.
Thursday at Knox-Larson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Burial is in Chippiannock
Cemetery, Rock Island.

Visitation is 9 a.m. to service time. A memorial fund has been established.

Miss Jones died Monday, July 17, 1995, in Rock Island.

She was born Jan. 12, 1978, in Rock Island, the daughter of Wayne A. and Eva
L. Jones Atkins.

She would have been a senior at Rock Island High School.

She attended Wayman AME Church, Rock Island, and was involved with Christian
Friendli ness Youth Center.

She enjoyed music, friends, sports, outdoor activities and babysitting.

Survivors include her parents, Rock Island; sisters, Crystal Jones, Rock
Island, and Katrina Jones, Austelle, Ga.; brothers, William Jones, Rock
Island, and Michael Jones, Cedar Rapids; grandmothers, Ollie Jones and Mildred
Atkins, both of Rock Island; a nephew, Christopher Jones, Rock Island; and
several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Palmer Peterson

Memorial services for Palmer C. Peterson, 73, of 12361/2 24th Ave., Rock
Island, are 1:30 p.m. Friday at Hodgson Funeral Home Ltd., Rock Island. Burial
is in National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, with military rites conducted by
Moline American Legion.

Mr. Peterson died Tuesday, July 18, 1995, at Veterans Administration Hospital,
Iowa City.

He was born Jan. 27, 1922, in Pocatello, Idaho, the son of Palmer and Nettie
Williams Peterson. He married Helen Beckwith Jan. 27, 1941, in Menominee, Wis.

He was employed as a truck driver in the construction industry.

He was a World War II Army veteran.

He enjoyed working on trucks and cars.

Survivors include daughters, Vicki Lamberson and Barb McCombs, both of Rock
Island, Cindi Meyers, Hillsdale, JoAnn Hill, Moline, and Pat Peterson, Denton,
Texas; sons, Ronald Peterson, Hampton, Donald Peterson, Ohio, and Thomas and
Randolph Peterson, both of Denton; 17 grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren; a sister, Pearl; and brothers, Bruce Peterson, Colfax,
Wis., and Keith Peterson, Hudson, Wis.


Ruth McCartney

Ruth E. McCartney, 82, of 1209 21st Ave., Rock Island, formerly of Milan and
Moline, died Tuesday, July 18, 1995, at Silver Cross Nursing Center, Rock

Services are 4 p.m. Sunday at Knox-Larson Funeral Home, Rock Island.

Visitation is 3 p.m. to service time.

She was the great-great-granddaughter of William Dixon, an early settler of

Further arrangements are pending.


H. Marie Gibson

H. Marie Gibson, 66, of 2321 33rd St., Moline, died Tuesday, July 18, 1995, at

Arrangements are pending at Trimble Funeral Home, Moline.

Survivors include the widower, Wilmont.

Jack Mannen

Private graveside services for Jack Mannen, 75, of 1825 34th St., Moline, are
10 a.m. Thursday at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island.

There is no visitation. Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes

Trimble Funeral Home, Moline, is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Mannen died Tuesday, July 18, 1995, at Genesis Medical Center, Davenport.

He was born Sept. 18, 1919, in Garber, Okla., the son of Theodore and Emma
Allison Mannen. He married Dorothy Jennings Dec. 23, 1944, in Washington, D.C.

He was supervisor of tool sets and equipment at the Rock Island Arsenal for
several years, retiring in 1990. He previously worked at J.I. Case in
Bettendorf, Bendix in Davenport, and John Deere.

He was a World War II Marine Corps veteran.

He was active in the Moline Dad's Club baseball program for many years, and
coached boys baseball and girls softball.

He enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include the widow; a daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Kenneth
Andon, Urbana, Ohio; sons and a daughter-in-law, Jeff and Cindy Mannen,
Moline, and Mark Mannen, Peoria; grandchildren, Shawn Andon, Michelle
Thibodeaux and Joshua Mannen; great-grandchildren, Cory Andon and Arielle
Thibodeaux; and a sister, Elizabeth Lievens, Moline.


Carl Anderson

Carl L. Anderson, 72, of 3419 3rd St. C, East Moline, died Wednesday, July 19,
1995, at Trinity Medical Center, East Campus, Moline.

Arrangements are pending at Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline.


Theresa Cabor

Theresa M. Cabor, 58, of 9609 239th St. N., Port Byron, died Tuesday, July 18,
1995, at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, Davenport.

Services are 10 a.m. Friday at St. John's Church, Rapids City, where she was a
member. Burial is in Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline.

Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline,
with a prayer service at 6. Memorials may be made to the church.

The former Theresa Miller was born Aug. 8, 1936, in Davenport, the daughter of
Clarence and Gertrude Boyle Miller. She married Edward Cabor June 20, 1964, in

She had been employed by Deere & Co. for 28 years, retiring in 1992 from the
Deere Administration building.

She enjoyed traveling and flowers.

Survivors include the widower; sisters and brothers-in-law, Eloise and Mike
Garrett, Santee, Calif., Joanne and Gene Ruefer, Davenport, and Margaret and
Don Denten, Rock Island; 18 nieces and nephews; and 21 great-nieces and

James Coffey

James A. Coffey, 75, of 902 N. Bluff, Albany, died Tuesday, July 18, 1995, at
Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center, Sheboygan, Wis.

Arrangements are pending at Fulton Chapel, Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home, Fulton.

Lydia Falk

Lydia L. Falk, 89, of 29918 150th Ave. N, Hillsdale, died Wednesday, July 19,
1995, at Rosewood Care Center, Moline.

Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Gibson Funeral Home, Port Byron. Burial is in
Mount Maria Cemetery, Hillsdale.

Visitation is 10 a.m. to service time.

Miss Falk was born June 5, 1906, in Clinton, Iowa, the daughter of Carl and
Anna Ruhnow Falk.

She had been living on the family farm since the age of three.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, East Moline.

Survivors include a sister, Bernette Falk, Hillsdale; nieces, Arlene Radke,
Chrisman, Ill., and Florence Misfeldt, Davenport; nephews and their wives who
were her caregivers in recent years, Robert and Janice Falk and Calvin and
Carol Falk, all of Hillsdale, and Leonard Falk, Port Byron, Arlan Falk,
Urbana, Ohio, and Raymond Misfeldt, Erie;

Richard Hopkins

Richard L. Hopkins, 61, of 209 Sunshine Dr., Rio, died Saturday, July 15,
1995, from injuries received in a car accident near Galesburg.

Services are 1 p.m. Friday at Williamson Funeral Home, Jacksonville, Ill.
Burial is in Murrayville Cemetery.

Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Watson Funeral Home, Galesburg, and two
hours prior to service time at Williamson Funeral Home.

Mr. Hopkins was born Jan. 3, 1934, in Apanoose County, Iowa, the son of Lester
and Treva Porter Hopkins. He married LouZella Bain Feb. 11, 1956, in
Unionville, Iowa.

He was a clerk for the Burlington Northern Railroad for the past 42 years.

He was a Korean War Army veteran.

He had been a Boy Scout Leader and 4-H volunteer, as well as a Little League
Coach in Memphis, Mo., Palmyra, Mo., and 13 years in Galesburg.

Survivors include the widow, daughters, Dianna Shelley, Canton, Mo., and
Debbie Brown, Jacksonville; sons, Richard A. Hopkins, Jacksonville, and Roger
Hopkins, Dawson, Ill.; 15 grandchildren; his mother, Unionville, Iowa; a
sister, Letha Cormney, Unionville; and brothers, Paul Hopkins, Drakesville,
Iowa, and Ralph Hopkins, Bloomfield, Iowa.

Gene LaFollette

Services for Gene P. LaFollette, 57, Alpha, are 2 p.m. Friday at Viola United
Methodist Church. Burial is in Viola Cemetery.

Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home,
Alpha. Memorials may be made to the church or American Cancer Society.

Mr. LaFollette died Tuesday, July 18, 1995, at Trinity Medical Center, West
Campus, Rock Island.

Douglas Lough

Douglas A. Lough, 89, Keithsburg, died Tuesday, July 18, 1995, at Mercer
County Hospital, Aledo.

Services are 11 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church, Keithsburg, where he
had attended. Burial is in Memorial Park Cemetery, Roseville, with a committal
service at 2 p.m.

Visitation is 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Jinks Family Funeral Services, Aledo,
with family present from 6:30 to 9. Memorials may be made to Douglas Lough
Memorial Fund.

Mr. Lough was born Nov. 20, 1905, in Mount Rose, Iowa, the son of Francis and
Bertha Doty Lough. He married Elta Clayton. He married Anita R. Knuth June 29,
1951, in Galesburg.

He served in maintenance at Big River Forest Preserve in Keithsburg for nine
years, retiring in 1991. Prior to that, he was employed at Admiral
Manufacturing in Galesburg as a welder for 18 years. Before that, he farmed in
Blandinvilles, Ill. Before that, he was a boiler attendant at Sparrow Conning
Factory in Lomat, Ill. In the 1940s, he worked at the Rock Island Arsenal.

He was a member of the former Lions Club, Keithsburg.

He enjoyed doing yard work, woodworking, fishing, camping and traveling. He
and his wife raised a grandson, Ron Knuth.

Survivors include the widow; daughters, Doris Kelley, Pinehurst, Texas, and
Charlotte Schoonover, Gilson, Ill.; sons, Alfred Lough, Bartonville, Ill., and
James Lough, Muscatine; a stepdaughter, Sherry Weedman, Wyoming, Ill.;
stepsons, Marcus and James Knuth, both of Galesburg, Daniel Knuth, LaFayette,
Ill., Ronald Knuth, Monmouth, Donald Knuth, Mendota, Ill.; 36 grandchildren;
41 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and brothers, Albert
Young, Nauvoo, Ill., and Doran Young, Pontoosuk, Ill.

Leah Manning Park

Leah Manning Park, 86, Aledo, died Tuesday, July 18, 1995, at home.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Peterson-Wallin- Knox Funeral Home,
Woodhull. Burial is in Clover Chapel Cemetery, Woodhull.

Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

The former Leah Taylor was born July 14, 1909, in North Henderson, the
daughter of Hiram and Pearl Moore Taylor. She married Clyde W. Manning March
16, 1930, in Woodhull. He died in 1973. She married Dr. Joseph Park Oct. 22,
1983, in Wisconsin. He died in 1994.

She attended the former Illinois State Teachers College, Macomb.

She taught for several years in the country schools near Woodhull. Later, she
worked at the Viola Sale Barn for several years.

She was of the Methodist faith and attended the Clover Chapel Church,
Woodhull, and Viola Methodist Church.

She was an artist and had won many awards. She enjoyed flowers and playing

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Kay Sturgeon, Seminole,
Fla., Carol and James Vipond, Aledo, Jeanne Schnier, Illinois City, Donna and
Daniel Tworek, Port Byron; a stepdaughter, Diane Hammond, Tempe, Ariz.; a
stepson, Dr. Charles Park, Whitewater, Wis.; 11 grandchildren; three
stepgreat-grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter;
and a brother, Miles Taylor, Galva.

Barbara Potter

Private services for Barbara S. Potter, 73, Morrison, will be held at the

There is no visitation. Memorials may be made to Morrison Historical Society's
Museum Fund, in care of Smith Bank.

Gardner Funeral Home, Prophetstown, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Potter died Monday, July 17, 1995, at home.

The former Barbara S. Shanley was born March 21, 1922, in Seattle, Wash., the
daughter of Vice Admiral Thomas A. and Florence Baker Shanley. She married
Robert Potter Nov. 6, 1947, in Norfolk, Va.

She attended Wellesley College in the Boston area and graduated in 1943 from
Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. After further studies in education at
the University of California-Berkeley, she taught in both the Norfolk and
Morrison school systems.

She participated in civic activities and organizations, including the League
of Women Voters, Morrison Music Theater, Drama Club, Hospital Auxiliary,
Whiteside County Spelling Bee, the First Presbyterian Church and Whiteside
County Forum 150.

In 1972, she was recognized for 40 years of service with the Girl Scouts of

She served on the Odell Public Library Board for more than 20 years, helping
expand its circulation and upgrade its facilities. More recently, she helped
design and develop Carlton House Museum, a part of the Morrison Historical

Survivors include the widower; daughters, Ann C., Minneapolis, and Sally H.,
East Lansing, Mich.; a son, Thomas J. Potter, Sterling; grandsons, Jackson and
John; and a brother, Brian Shanley, Lodi, Calif.


Fred Crull

Fred E. Crull, 95, Molalla, Ore., formerly of Davenport, died Saturday, July
15, 1995, at Molalla Care Manor.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Burial is in Letts Cemetery,

Mr. Crull married Alberta Perry in 1927 in Davenport.

He was employed as a meat cutter at Tenebaum Grocery, Davenport, and at
Safe-Way Grocery, Barstow, Calif. He then sold real estate in Barstow until

He was a member of Loyal Order of the Moose for 75 years, Modern Woodmen of
America and the Elks.

Survivors include the widow; a daughter, Jean White, Bettendorf; a son, Jerry
Crull, Sunland, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 35
great-great-grandchildren; a great- great-great-grandson; a sister, Viola
Wilcox, DeWitt; and a sister-in-law, Vera Birch, Molalla, who resided with Mr.
Crull and his wife. A son, Berneil Crull, a great-granddaughter and a
great-great-grandson, are deceased.

Ethel Fah

Services for Ethel Louise Fah, 53, of 306 Harrison St., Davenport, are 2 p.m.
today at Cunnick-Collins Mortuary, Davenport. Burial is in Fairmount Cemetery,

A memorial fund has been established.

Mrs. Fah died Sunday, July 16, 1995, at home.

The former Ethel Louise Smithart was born Nov. 19, 1941, in Ottumwa, Iowa, the
daughter of Vernon and Alice Dolton Smithart.

She was employed at Martinez Taco House, Davenport.

She collected cookbooks.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Todd Barnes,
Plainfield, Ind.; a son, John Fah, Davenport; two grandchildren; her mother,
Ottumwa; and sisters, Lois Smithart, Davenport, and Erma Essex, Ottumwa.

Viola `Dottie' Gruber

Graveside services for Viola A. "Dottie'' Gruber, 87, Bettendorf, are 1:30
p.m. Thursday at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island.

There is no visitation. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

McGinnis, Chambers and Sass Funeral Home, Bettendorf, is in charge of

Mrs. Gruber died Monday, July 17, 1995, at Genesis Medical Center, East
Campus, Davenport.

The former Viola Schmidt was born June 20, 1908, in Davenport, the daughter of
John and Bridget Malone Schmidt. She married John "Jack'' Gruber, in Las
Vegas. He died in 1985.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include nieces and nephews, including Shirley Glynn Rucker and
Catherine Glynn Johnson, both of Bettendorf; and three grandchildren in
California. A daughter, Sally, and a son, Michael, are deceased.

William Schlump Jr.

William F. Schlump Jr., 80, Davenport, died Tuesday, July 18, 1995, at Genesis
Medical Center, East Campus, Davenport.

Services are 11:30 a.m. Friday at Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Burial is in
Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation is 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Memorials may be made to
Newcomb Presbyterian Church or Elks Lodge 298, both in Davenport.

Mr. Schlump was born May 7, 1915, in Hamburg, Germany, the son of William and
Erna Koop Schlump. He married Lula Rhoades March 9, 1946, in Davenport.

He was employed as a roll grinder at Alcoa, retiring in 1977 after 26 years.

He was a member of Davenport Elks Lodge 298, Newcomb Presbyterian Church,
Davenport, and was a life member of Davenport VFW 828.

He enjoyed fishing, cards, Chicago Cubs and people.

Survivors include the widow; a daughter, Diana Ward, Davenport; a son, Brian
Schlump, Cynthiana, Ky.; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a
sister, Erna Broad, Cranford, N.J. A daughter, Donna, is deceased.

Robert Scriver

Robert R. Scriver, 76, Bettendorf, died Monday, July 17, 1995, at Genesis
Medical Center, East Campus, Davenport.

Services are 7 p.m. Friday at Cunnick-Collins Mortuary, Davenport, where
further arrangements are pending.


CAPPS, Blanche L., 89, Davenport; 2:30 p.m. today, Runge, Davenport.

FIGGE, Vivian Otto "V.O.,'' 95, Davenport; 6 tonight, Sacred Heart,

MONTGOMERY, Velma Gail, 87, East Moline-Silvis; 11 a.m. Thursday, Schroder,
Silvis. Visitation 2-4, 6-8 p.m. today.

REED, Donald F., 72, Davenport; 2 p.m. today, McGinnis, Chambers & Sass,

SPURR, Edwin E., 82, East Moline; 11 a.m. Thursday, Van Hoe, East Moline.
Visitation 10-11 a.m. Thursday.

WINGET, Hilda S., 103, formerly of Alexis; 10 a.m. Thursday, Greenmound
Cemetery, Keithsburg. Visitation after 2 p.m. today, Hoover-Hall, Alexis.

WOLF, Warren D., 68, Davenport; 1 p.m. Thursday, Runge, Davenport. Visitation
3-7 p.m. today.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.

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